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Corby Glen Community Primary School

Design and Technology

The national curriculum for design and technology ensures that all pupils:

develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

§critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
 
Designing & Making
 
Key Stage 1
Pupils are taught to:
Design

design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria

generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
Make

select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]

select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
Evaluate

explore and evaluate a range of existing products

evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
Technical Knowledge

build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable

explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.
 
Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught to:
Design

use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
Make

select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately

select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
Evaluate

investigate and analyse a range of existing products

evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider theviews of others to improve their work

understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
Technical Knowledge

apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]

understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]

apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.
 
Cooking and Nutrition
 
Key Stage 1
Pupils are taught to:

use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes

understand where food comes from.
 
Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught to:

understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques

understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
 

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